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Poster: conv Date: Mar 30, 2005 2:03am
Forum: netlabels Subject: [cnv 14] Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - don't need more songs to cry to .ep


The title of Thomas Ekelund's outing on Con-v ( his first online release in four years! ) is just a possible frame of reference for what sounds like an (albeit wholly deconstructed) guitar which initiates the work. (Is there a more archetypical songsters instrument than the guitar imaginable?) But what is heard is not another one of THOSE songs: this dirge of rusty, acidic spilling out of dead words sounds like fate itself (sonically personified as a primordial entity out of Lovecraft's Ctulhu-cyclus) crying out. This might be reckoned as 'blues' - only that any affective coloring can not be straightforwardly ascertained on this 'meta-physical' level; nor, for that matter, can any tears. [Set to auto-repeat, the cosmic leakage is in turn plumbed, only for the vessel to be punctured anew - again, and again, and again...]


http://www.con-v.org
http://www.deadwords.org
http://www.archive.org/audio/audio-details-db.php?collection=conv&collectionid=cnv14

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Poster: LAJ Date: Mar 30, 2005 6:52am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: [cnv 14] Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - don't need more songs to cry to .ep

Great release - one leaning more towards the noisy/abstract/experimental drones style.